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American Me/Empire [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 15507756
  • Release Date: 05/22/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • American Me:
    • Lives in Hazard - award winning docuemntary
    • Empire:
    • The Making of Empire
    • Feature commentary with director Franc. Reyes and director of photography Kramer Morgenthau
    • Deleted scenes
    • The Los Angeles premiere
    • And much more!

    Synopsis


    American Me
    Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits. The omniprescene of the "Mexican Mafia" in the southwest is sufficient to make this film a daunting, demoralizing experience. Upon its release, American Me received a lot of press play due to the fact that Olmos shot his Folsom sequences on location, using actual prisoners as extras and bit players. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Empire
    A man who has made good in an illegal business discovers going straight is a more complicated matter than he imagined in this urban drama. Victor Rosa (John Leguizamo) is a drug dealer who has made a small fortune selling a heroin-based drug cocktail he's concocted called "Empire." Victor doesn't see himself as a dope pusher; instead, he considers himself an entrepreneur and a businessman who is simply making the most of the economic opportunities presented to him in the ghetto. Through his girlfriend Carmen (Delilah Cotto), Victor makes the acquaintance of Jack Wimmer (Peter Sarsgaard), an upscale investment banker who admires Victor's business savvy and street smarts. Victor is interested in getting out of drug dealing and into a legitimate business, and when Jack offers Victor the chance to buy into a new business, Victor eagerly accepts and makes a good profit in the deal. After this, Victor is all the more enthusiastic when Jack gives him the opportunity to invest in a much bigger project; the price, however, is more than Victor can afford, and he has to borrow from another high-stakes drug dealer, La Columbiana (Isabella Rossellini) in order to make the nut. It isn't long before Victor learns La Columbiana is not a good person to be in debt to -- and that Jack may not be all he imagined him to be. Empire marked the directorial debut of dancer and choreographer Franc Reyes; the supporting cast includes Denise Richards, Sonia Braga, Ruben Blades, and rapper Fat Joe. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Edward James Olmos
      Edward James Olmos - Santana Montoya
    • William Forsythe
      William Forsythe - JD
    • Pepe Serna
      Pepe Serna - Mundo
    • Danny De La Paz
      Danny De La Paz - Puppet
    • Evelina Fernandez
      Evelina Fernandez - Julie



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      2 Good Movies

      Posted
      Nick210
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      This 2 movie combination is great! They are both hard to find individually, but a combo pack is insane. Get immediately!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie (empire)

      Posted
      Aslick
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      Been looking for the movie empire all over the place. Should of went to the best buy site first. Should of known you guys had it..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classics!!

      Posted
      Dennis7
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      Great dual classic movies for a great price. Recommend this item!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Pair OF Movies

      Posted
      AlanMata54
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      You can't beat these two great movies for the price. Amazing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice fast delivery!

      Posted
      Meeee
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      Awesome movie and service! I've always loved Best Buy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Like the movie

      Posted
      Pelon
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      I seen this movie and I like it and had to get it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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